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well, the box office is getting prehistoric this weekend. dream works, "the kroodz" should haul in $40 million. the animated comedy is trending ahead of "oz the great and powerful" and "olympus." the voice returns to nbc on monday. access hollywood wanted to know which of the new judges are you most excited to see in 53% are pumped for ush eastern shakira is behind with 43%. hugh jackman worked out for three hours a day in preparation for his role in les mis. and all that work really paid off. we can look at that a little more. bruce springsteen pulled a fan on stage and helped him sing "waiting on a sunny day." the boss and kid pulled off a great stage slide. and after being sentenced to 90 days in a locked rehab
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center, lindsay lohan plans on shooting her spot on "anger management." finally, even with her busy american idol schedule, mariah carey still puts her kids to sleep in a full evening gown. who doesn't? this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early" starts right now. just as israelis built a state in their homeland, palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land. i'm going off script here for a second. but before i came here i met with a group of young palestinians from the age of 15 to 22. and talking to them, they weren't that different from my
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daughters. they weren't that different from your daughters. or sons. i honestly believe that if any israeli parent sat down with those kids, they'd say i want these kids to succeed. i want them to prosper. i want them to have opportunities just like my kids do. i believe that's what israeli parents would want for these kids if they had a chance to listen to them and talk to them. i believe that. >> off script. president obama's message of peace gets a warm response from the israeli youth. good morning, i'm bill karins. this is "way too early." we have a lot to talk about on this friday, march 22nd. we'll start with breaking news overnight. three people are dead this morning following a shooting at the u.s. marine base in quantico, virginia. officials say a gunman killed
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two marines before taking his own life. the suspect is a marine staff member on the base. the base was temporarily put on a lockdown until oiffficers cleared the area. overseas, president obama's wrapping up his visit to israel this morning. we're heading to neighboring jordan. today the president toured several important spots for the jewish people including the tomb of yitzhak rabin and a holocaust memorial and museum. it follows a visit to the west bank yesterday and a speech in jerusalem where he offered america's own fledging support for israel while calling for a renewed start to the middle east peace process. >> those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting israel's right to exist, they might as well reject the earth beneath them or the sky above because israel's not going anywhere. [ applause ] so long as there is a united states of america
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[ speaking foreign language ] you are not alone. the only way to truly protect the israeli people over the long term is through the absence of war because no wall is high enough and no iron dome is strong enough or perfect enough to stop every enemy that is intent on doing so from inflicting harm. >> last night the president became the first sitting commander in chief to be awarded israel's medal of distinction. we have a reporter live in jerusalem. are there any new developments from the president's visit while we were all sleeping? >> reporter: hi there, bill. well, as you mentioned, he did receive that medal. that was the highest civic honor that can be awarded here in israel. and he did go to the tombs this morning where he went to see the tomb of theodore hertzel, the father of modern political zionism and also the grave site of former prime minister yitzhak rabin who was assassinated by a
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jewish extremist for his attempts to negotiate peace between the israelis and palestinians. he will be on his way to bethlehem where he'll be greeted with palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas where he'll take a tour of the church of nativity before lefrg israel to head to jordan to have talks there with king abdullah. this was a somewhat successful trip according to some white house officials for president obama. they feel that president obama has encouraged the israeli public to believe that president obama is actually on their side and that there is an unbreakable alliance as the israelis put it between america and israel. that being said, the skeptics still remain on both sides as israelis as well as palestinians. many feel that president obama's visit was symbolic. it may not negotiate any peace when it comes to the region. although there is still some hope at least that president obama and the obama administration will get involved and actually help in negotiating
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a two-state solution. >> we brought you the president's unscripted remarks at the top of the show. how is that being received in the israeli press about the children of the palestinians? >> reporter: many israelis, it depends on who you talk to, really. the israelis, they, too, are very divided when it comes to the palestinian issue. many israelis agreed with president obama and they do feel that there should be a two-state solution. that that would be in the best interest of israel itself to have a nation side by side with the palestinian state, two states that can actually get along. there have been some skeptics as well, people who believe that there may not be a way to negotiate peace because the animosity between the two sides have grown as the decades have gone by. >> nbc's atia abowi, thank you. the prospect of peace is no less he lucive in syria where the civil war there is only intensifying. a devastating bomb blast tore through a mosque in the capital
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yesterday killing at least 42 people. among them, one of the country's top clerics. the leading opposition group is denying responsibility for the attack. the united nations is opening its own investigation to claims that chemical weapons have been used in the fighting. president obama says if the allegations prove true, it will be game changer. carl levin and john mccain are calling on the white house to take more active steps to force syria's president from power. the leaders of the arms service committee suggest using precision air strikes to target the military's aircraft without putting american troops on the ground. harry reid made it clear that the senate's gun control bill will include provisions that would expand background checks to private gun sales. reid plans to bring the bill to the floor next month. he said he is hopeful that a bipartisan compromise can be reached on background checks. reid also called for amendments on banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines after those measures were left out of the final bill.
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the proposals in the senate may not be enough for joe biden. in an appearance with michael bloomberg yesterday, he invoked the memories of the newtown shooting and implored lawmakers to ban assault weapons. >> for all those who say we shouldn't and can't ban assault weapons, for all those who say the politics is too hard, how can they say that? when you take a look at those 20 beautiful babies and what happened to them and those six teachers and administrators. tell me how it violates anyone's constitutional right to be limited to a clip that holds ten rounds instead of 30? >> you have seen this? joining the calls for stricter gun calls is yoko ono. she tweeted out this picture of the bloody glasses lennon was actually wearing when he was shot along with the statistic
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that over a million people have been killed by guns in the u.s. since lennon's murder more than 32 years ago. this morning a bill is on the way to the president's desk to keep the government funded through september. a looming shutdown set for next week. the plan passed 318-109 in the house. a budget deal can be the long way off. as both parties hash out spending cuts. paul ryan's plan which made major slashes to entitlement programs in an effort to balance the budget within a decade passed the house. but as expected, died in the senate. one of the key parts of the ryan budget includes the repeal of the president's health care law. tomorrow marks three years since the legislation was signed into law. according to michelle bachmann, failing to do away with it will have dead lly consequences. >> the american people, especially vulnerable women, vulnerable children, vulnerable
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senior citizens now get to pay more and they get less. that's why we're here. because we're saying let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. let's not do that. let's love people. let's care about people. let's repeal it now while we can. >> standing room only. put a couple seat fillers behind those people when they speak. health insurers are warning that premiums could go up for businesses and individuals and in some cases by 116%. the obama administration says generally the cost of premiums should go down once many customers receive government subsidies. now to business where cyprus is given until monday by the european central bank to agree to a new bailout term to stabilize the nation's banks. the deadline has lawmakers scrambling to find a solution to the financial crisis which
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includes saving the nation's second largest bank from default. banks have been closed now since march 16th. and last night protesters clashed with police outside of parliament after atm withdrawals were limited to 260 euros or $3335. people can't get their money. for more on the situation in cyprus, let's go to karen tso who is live in london much hard to believe. imagine if that was to happen in england or anywhere else in europe. people couldn't get their money. ridiculous. >> it's just extraordinary, isn't it? we had a dramatic change of events this morning. the cyprus finance minister flew to moscow to try to avoid paying this tax on deposit holders and this is a solution that the europeans came up with. so the finance minister rejected the fly to moscow to come up with a plan b. he left moscow empty handed and flown back to cyprus now. all he managed to secure is an extension on the maturity of an existing loan saying no fresh
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cash to plug that $5.8 billion worth of euros they're going to raise on deposit holders. the request he is what happens now? since then, we also heard that an emergency session planned by the parliament in cyprus has been delayed. they come up with solutions and so far no restructuring of the banks and also capital controls to stop this flight of capital next week. and also the other plan was what to do with the solidarity fund which was meant to raise money for investment into cyprus. so the situation is very fluid at the moment. we're waiting on a solution from cyprus that will be negotiated with the europeans, bill. >> hopefully gets better over the weekend and monday we can be back to normal there in cyprus. karen tso, thank you. have a wonderful friday. as always, let us know why you're awake. shoot us an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc. a number one seed almost knocked off by a 16 and a big win for the ivy league. that's while we were asleep.
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full highlights of the upsets from the big dance next in sports. and later, governor chris christie is used to facing tough questions from the press but nothing could prepare him for mrs. dean's kindergartners. that's the worst. that's when "way too early" comes right back. >> it was president bush's first trip ever to haiti. he said he and president clinton are in it for the long haul. >> our mission is to help fill the gaps of human needs. >> so far their fund-raising efforts added up to $37 million. [ mom ] 3 days into school break and they're already bored.
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and i said punxsutawney, you let us down. >> he is going after punxsutawney phil. yes, for the rash of cold winter weather that we've been having. the indictment was filed by butler county prosecuting attorney and it alleges that phil purposely and with prior calculation caused the people to believe the spring would come early. >> there wasn't much left as far as a penalty other than the death sentence. >> poor punxsutawney. i mean, you know, i never get forecasts wrong. he's entitled to one. let's check on your weekend forecast. yes, more winter, more cold. actually a nice little snowy treat for new cape cod last night. you picked up about four to six inches of snow. boston really didn't get much of that. really isolated on the cape. we also have lake-effect snow out there. down to the south, numerous reports of snow in the ozarks. look at how cold it s the northern half of the country has a wind chill this morning below 32 degrees. this looks like a map i would
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show you more like end of january or beginning of february. and that's going to set the stage for our weekend snowstorm. it's going to start on saturday in wyoming and colorado. it's going to spread right across kansas. that white coloring is three to six inches of snow. this is an i-70 storm from denver to kansas city. even st. louis has a chance for a very rare late march snowstorm including indianapolis, northern kentucky, southern ohio. right now it looks like the d.c. area most of the snow should be west of you. that will be warm enough that mostly just be rain and the pavement should be dry. again, you get the gist of it. just a very cold pattern friday into saturday and even sunday. and you notice that from boston to new york city to minneapolis, you missed out on this snowstorm. you'll be plenty cold enough anyways. sorry. really looks like until april until we warm up. a couple of teams made a mess of your ncaa brackets yesterday including mine. we start in the west. 14th seed harvard. they never won a tournament game. taking on number three seed new mexico. my final four pick. picking up the second half. crimson down by one.
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they hit the corner three giving harvard the lead. he hit five three pointers in the game. less than 2 1/2 minutes to play. the jumper from chambers. gives harvard an eight-point lead. si cinderella is partying. harvard wins 68-62. as i mentioned, my final four pick, new mexico, is sent packing. harvard now will take on number six seed arizona tomorrow. harvard grad, jeremy lin couldn't help rubbing it in a little bit tweeting, yes, harvard wins. i told you along with this picture. over to the east, 12 seeded cal taking on unlv. cal up by six. the slam. cal extends the lead to eight. unlv would stage a comeback. the three pointer, it's off. they lay it in. and the running rebels are down by three with less than 15 seconds left. 1.6 seconds to go. he only needs a three. the inbound pass, nah.
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no magical duke moment there. they go on to clinch it for cal. the golden bears with the minor t. they win they have a date with four seed syracuse tomorrow. 1 se2 seeded oregon facing oklahoma state. this one all ducks. carlos emory takes the three and buries the three to give oregon a 14-point lead. the ducks roll. they did win the pac 12 tournament. the first win for the ducks since 2007. they'll have their handsful when they face st. louis tomorrow. they were also impressive yesterday. this is the one that disappointed me and everyone else. gonzaga taking on number 16 southern. since the 16 has never beaten a number one seed, let's see how much they're blowing them out by. four minutes left. the game is tied. it is gut check time for the zags. gary bell jr. nerves of steel. knocks down the huge three and
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saves the zags from a part of tournament history they want nod part of. gonzaga got all they could handle. they win 64-58. they face number nine seed wichita state tomorrow. louisville, the other number one seed, yesterday they had no problem whatsoever with north carolina at&t. they lead 65-37. a loose ball. flips it to russ smith. he slams it down. smith was the game's high scorer with 23 points. louisville goes on to win 79-48. they face colorado state. number three seed marquette taking on 14th seed davidson. this was a surprising part of the game. 15 seconds to go. wilson hits the big three. it is cut to one. this is the inbound after that. oh, no! he didn't turn it over, did he? he did! he throws the ball out of bounds. the critical mistake. it gives marquette the ball back. now with a chance to win! here's iron eagle with the call. >> here we go.
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five seconds left. marquette down by one. trying to avoid the upset. it's good! one second to play. out front right there. he hits a game winner for marquette. the golden eagles win 59-58. they scored ten points in the last minute of that game. this was davidson's game to have. now marquette will take on number six seed butler bulldogs. i'll never pick against butler again. another slate of march madness today. ole miss is taking on wisconsin. the rebels haven't been to the big dance since 2002. creighton, the blue jays tas cincinnati. in east, we get a look at indiana and miami. in the south, likely the game of the day on paper, number eight seed unc, the tar heels of north carolina go to face number nine seed, villanova. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," president obama urges the next generation of israelis to lead the push for peace in the middle east. we'll break down his speech in
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jerusalem and what it says about america's role in the region moving forward. when we come back here, we'll huddle around the water cooler where governor chris christie faces a tough crowd, a classroom full of kindergartners. >> yes? >> i saw you on tv. >> did you? >> what was i doing? >> nothing. >> nothing? >> more of the governor's grilling when "way too early" comes right back. [ male announcer ] ok, here's the way the system works.
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we told you at the top of the show that president obama will travel to jordan later this morning after spending yesterday in israel in the west bank. if you want to sound smart today, tell your friends that president obama will be just the fourth u.s. president to visit jordan while in office. richard nixon, bill clinton and george w. bush made the trips to jordan also. bush's last trip came in november of 2006. enough with the real news. let's gather around the water cooler for your political version of kids say the darnedest thing. new jersey governor chris christie has been touring the state this week answering questions about the fallout from hurricane sandy. he stopped by a kindergarten class on the jersey shore. he took a few questions from the 5-year-olds. pretty harmless, right? >> yes? >> did you come here in a limo? >> no. i came here in something better.
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i came in a helicopter. >> yes? >> did you park it in the street? >> no, i parked it in a big field by the tennis court. >> do you get to meet the president? >> yes, i got to meet the president a bunch of times. i used to know how many times in my head i met the president. but now i met him so many times that i can't keep count. >> is the president's wife in shanting? >> yes, actually. she was. she is very smart. she is very nice. >> do you do math? >> do i do math? i try not to. i have a calculator that helps me with my math and a state treasurer. >> what's your budget? >> what's my budget? >> let's see, the budget right now is about $32.9 billion. >> whoa! >> i saw you on tv. >> did you? what was i doing? >> nothing. >> nothing?
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that's pretty usual. >> wow! is the president's wife enchanting? remember chuck todd yesterday? eat your heart out. the third graters you have to watch out for. watch what this one asked in a town hall yesterday. >> i'm a third grader at the elementary school. you've done a great job here in new jersey and i was wondering if you were thinking about running for president. >> do you work for msnbc? i'm not thinking about running for president right now because i've got a job to do here. and i've got an obligation to all these folks and you and the other people of new jersey to not take my eyes off of the job right now. you can't worry about fourth grade until you finish third grade, you know? i can't worry about this until i do this job. >> that little girl had it. we go like this, too, after we ask questions. still ahead on "way too early,"
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